Item No: frk00677
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Elisabeth Hartranft
Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Elisabeth Hartranft, \ (Tochter von Jacob Hartranft, \ und Catharina Weidman,] \ wurde geboren den 8ten May \ 1830, getauft worden den 27te \ tag September 1830, von Wm \ Bätis. Taufzeugen die \ Mutter.
Elisabeth Hartranft (daughter of Jacob Hartranft and Catharina Weidman) was born on the 8th of May 1830, was baptized on the 27th of September 1830 by William Bätis. Sponsors: the mother.
Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein)
Rare Book Department
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur is in the lower center of the document. It is framed by a wide border that is divided into eight frames. In the frames in the corners and upper and lower centers are pedestals topped by striped circles. On the sides and in the upper and lower centers are also leafy stems of flowers. A fan-shaped ornament is above the text. Samuel Bentz was formely known as the Mount Pleasant Artist.
"Samuel Bentz" in Russell D. and Corinne P. Earnest, Papers for Birth Dayes: Guide to the Fraktur Artists and Scriveners (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997), 2nd ed., vol. 1, pp. 90-93.
Frederick S. Weiser, “Samuel Bentz, the Mount Pleasant Artist,” in Der Reggeboge 20, no. 2 (1986).
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[Samuel Bentz (1792-1850)] - Decorator
[Samuel Bentz (1792-1850)] - Scrivener